Foundation's Priorities

Priorities of the Ottawa Community Foundation
Proposals submitted to the Ottawa Sustainability Fund will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Grants Committee, with the advice of the Fund’s Advisory Board, and approved by the Board of the Foundation.

In awarding grants, the Foundation gives particular consideration to projects which:
•    are innovative and build on the assets and strengths of the community to respond to evolving issues and emerging priorities;
•    benefit the broader Ottawa community and improve the quality of life for its citizens;
•    address the root causes and work on long-term solutions of identified societal problems;
•    realize a significant and sustainable result with a moderate amount of funding;
•    encourage more efficient use of resources (e.g. through partnerships, networking, sharing, good use of volunteers, etc.).

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